Thursday, September 19, 2013

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #331

For those of you expecting a special guest on this week’s show (after your friends in podcasting promised one), we apologize …

For those of you expecting Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness to finally be coming at you together from the offices of Rational Exuberance (for the first time in ages), we apologize …

For those of you hoping to hear an hour (plus) of spirited free-wheeling discussion that proves to be insightful, provocative, irreverent and occasionally inspiring, YOU’RE WELCOME!

On today’s show, Dean and Phil (who is again in a “secret location”), tackle such topics as the new Miss America, the latest George Zimmerman incident, the 3rd amendment to the U.S. Constitution, states’ rights, a Disney animated film, a modern Hungarian cinema classic, Judge Dredd, redheads, what they’re reading and a slew of “celebrity deaths”.

Finally, if you’re going to be in Los Angeles, the weekend of October 4 thru 6, why not head over to Santa Monica for the 2nd annual Podfest? Dean and Phil will be there, performing a live installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!



Friday, September 6, 2013

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #329

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #329


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Yesterday was Labor Day in the USA and poolside barbecues are an end-of-summer holiday tradition …

As loyal listeners of this show know, your friends in podcasting have been producing a brand new feature film, The Lady Killers and yesterday was the film’s wrap party – a poolside barbecue no less!

So, grab your water wings, your sun screen and your funny bone and pull up a deck chair …

Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness welcome two of the loveliest actresses, one of the funniest actors and one of the best character actors (and teachers) working in the business today.

It’s coming to you a day late, but it’s well worth the wait. It’s one of the best episodes yet of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

20 Years of 'The X-Files' Tweet-A-Thon

20 Years of 'The X-Files' Tweet-A-Thon

On September 10th, 1993 The X-Files premiered at 9pm eastern on the Fox Network and kicked off a wild and unimaginably successful journey that would turn it into a worldwide phenomenon. The impact of that day on popular culture has not been matched by a television show since. The X-Files paved the way for theatrical storytelling on the silver screen and created an environment where stories that push the envelope could not only start but also thrive on television. It became the golden standard, and we miss it terribly.

In celebration of all The X-Files is and was, we're teaming up with our friends at The X-Files 3 in 2012 on Facebook, Aussie X-Files Fans on Facebook, Beyond The Sea IT, X-Files Memories, Area 42, Expedientes X ES and many other local communities, for an ambitious new Tweet-A-Thon. This also serves as an open invitation for all other fan communities across the web to join us on this historic day because no one gets there alone. Just say the word and your group will be added to the list of party goers!

Join us on Tuesday, September 10th to show your love for what brought us all together as fans, friends, and family. It will be a day of reminiscing, celebrating, and showing 20th Century Fox that their 20-year fanbase, like the show, has become a worldwide phenomenon. 

The Tweet-A-Thon will run from the moment the first time zone (New Zealand) hits midnight on September 10th until the last time zone (Hawaii) hits midnight on September 11th. So wherever you are in the world, join us in tweeting for The X-Files 20th Anniversary! You can also tweet directly to Fox (@20thcenturyfox), too. Check out the guidelines after the jump to help us make the biggest impact possible.

Win an Autographed Copy of 'The X-Files: Volume Two'

Win an Autographed Copy of 'The X-Files: Volume Two'

Yes, you heard that right!

We know how hard it will be to snatch one of the very coveted autographed copies of The X-Files: Volume Two when they go on sale on September 10th at noon. If you didn't know about this release, we posted all the details about it here. Go on, we'll give you a minute to give it a read.

OK. Now that you've fallen in love with this amazing soundtrack collection, we're going to give you an opportunity to win one of five copies autographed by Mark Snow that we have up to give away, thanks to the amazing folks at La-La Land Records.

How do you win, you ask? It's simple.

Send to a link to a song or music video on YouTube from a trackTHAT HASN'T BEEN USED IN THE X-FILES SERIES OR MOVIES, and that you think reminds you of the show. It can be any genre, instrumental or with lyrics, and that in your opinion would have fit an episode or reminds you of themes and topics of the show.

Include in the email:

  • A link to the track (it can be a video from YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, SoundCloud, etc.)
  • The name of the track and artist
  • Your name
  • Preferred email address 
  • Shipping address

In the event of duplicate songs sent to us, the first person to send us that song will be the one to use it as an entry. We will notify you if you've submitted something that we've already received, in which case, you may submit an alternate song. 

The five winners will be selected by a judge to be announced soon on our Facebook pageand Twitter feed. If the song has been previously featured on the show, you will be disqualified. Submissions close at midnight Pacific Standard Time on September 8th, 2013. Only one winner per household. No member or employee of XFN Productions or XFilesNews.Com can be a participant in the contest.

Our thanks go to La-La Land Records for allowing us to bring this to you!

Now, let's hear those entries!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

'The X-Files: Volume Two' To Be Released on September 10th

Just in time for The X-Files 20th Anniversary on September 10th 2013, La-La Land Records will release The X-Files: Volume Two - Four CD set. With music by Mark Snow, the company will sell a limited edition of 3,000 units for a retail price of $49.98.

The soundtrack produced by Mark Snow, Nick Redman and Mike Joffe, was mastered by James Nelson, liner notes by Randall Larson and art direction by Mark Banning.

The record company, in conjunction with 20th Century Fox have gathered an incredible music selection from the episodes that weren't included the first time around.According to their press release, "this epic 4 cd set features 5 hours of music to give the listener an even greater listening experience than what they found in Volume One! Housed in an attractive hard cardboard shell (like Volume One) this collection includes a 4 disc clamshell case and a 40 page booklet that takes the listener deeper into the musical world of Scully and Mulder. We hope some of your favorites made the cut!"

And we hope so too!

The first 250 orders through the La-La Land Records website will receive a signed cover of The X Files Volume Two at no extra charge. Quantities are limited. You are not guaranteed a signed copy. It goes on sale at 12pm PST.

Go after the jump for the track list!